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POSITION: Laboratory Technician, Albany NY
DESCRIPTION: The Laboratory Technician will be responsible for assisting with routine sampling of tick populations at multiple study sites situated along the leading edge of NY State regions where anaplasmosis and other tick-borne illnesses are considered hyperendemic (Hudson and Mohawk River valleys, north and west of the greater Capital District region). The Laboratory Technician will assist with specimen accessioning and preparation of individual tick samples collected from study sites for pathogen testing and genetic analyses; perform data entry of accessioned samples and associated individual tick specimen data into central project database; and assist with routine laboratory maintenance. Seasonal travel 25%-50% of the time will be required. The geographic range of anaplasmosis continues to expand in New York State. Identifying environmental factors that promote the growth and spread of the tick vector (Ixodes scapularis) and the human-active genetic variant of Anaplasma phagocytophilum (Ap-ha) will aid in developing ecological control strategies that can be effective and long-term solutions to reducing tick-borne disease incidence.
QUALIFICATIONS: Associate’s degree in biological or chemical sciences or a related field; OR two years of experience performing tests and procedures in a laboratory or clinical setting. The incumbent in this position will be required to perform light work that includes moving objects up to 20 pounds, with or without reasonable accommodation. A valid driver’s license in good standing is required.
HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Apply by 1/31/2023.
POSITION: Vector Ecologist, San Gabriel Valley MVCD
DESCRIPTION: The Vector Ecologist conducts surveillance and control of one or more vectors; develops methods for vector-borne disease surveillance and control; educates the public; identifies a variety of vectors and conditions that support vectors; serves as biologist; and performs related work as required.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in a biological science such as medical entomology, parasitology, biology, zoology, or closely related field. One year of experience as a Vector Ecologist or comparable professional position.
HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Submission Deadline: 1/31/2023
POSITION: Operations Superintendent, Hillsborough County Mosquito Management Services, Tampa FL
DESCRIPTION: Performs manager duties planning, coordinating, scheduling, and inspecting work activities in various sections within the Public Works and Public Utilities Department located in South, North, West, and East Hillsborough County.
QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will have thorough knowledge of biology and entomology relating to the natural history and ecology of mosquitoes; working knowledge of the principles, techniques, equipment and supplies used in mosquito control; ability to plan, implement and direct mosquito control ground and aerial operations; ability to operate a variety of computer programs; ability to operate mosquito control and related equipment; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public. The candidate will need strong communication and presentation skills.
HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Apply online using the link below.
POSITION: Manager / Entomologist, Moab Mosquito Abatement District
DESCRIPTION: The Moab Mosquito Abatement District (MMAD) is seeking applications to fill this position. The Manager/Entomologist oversees everything necessary for running the District including mosquito monitoring and control activities carried out by MMAD technicians, and payroll and accounts-payable, which are handled by the Grand County Clerk per inter-local agreement. The fundamental responsibilities of the Manager/Entomologist of the Moab Mosquito Abatement District are to implement the policies and goals of the District as adopted by the Board of Trustees and to administer the procedural, technical, and fiscal requirements for effective mosquito/vector abatement in the District within the scope of and as required by state and federal laws.
QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor of Science degree with emphasis in biology and entomology, or extensive experience managing a successful mosquito abatement program.
HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Submit a detailed resume, along with contact information for three references that can speak to your work experience and character to Tim Graham, MMAD Board Chairman.
POSITION: Scientific Operations Manager, Shasta Mosquito and Vector Control District
DESCRIPTION: Under the general direction of the District Manager, the Scientific Operations Manager (SOM) is an at-will, exempt, confidential, managerial position responsible for the management of the Surveillance, Research and Laboratory Operations Department and its staff. The SOM plans, organizes, administers, develops, and implements the District’s surveillance program, oversee laboratory functions, which monitors organisms of public health significance such as mosquitoes, ticks, rodents, and vector-borne disease incidence in SMVCD boundaries, as well as other scientific activities that supportother District programs.
QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s Degree in entomology or closely related field with a minimum of (5) years’experience managing a successful vector-control /laboratory/research program. A Master’s Degree in entomology, epidemiology, or other closely-related field with experience in vector control is strongly preferred. Must have significant experience working in a biological laboratory, and supervising technical laboratory staff. Laboratory management experience, and experience in a laboratory specializing in processing entomological samples, and performing assays for vector-borne disease including immunological and molecular methods preferred.
HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Apply online using link below.
POSITION: Salt Lake City Mosquito Abatement District - Biologist
DESCRIPTION: Perform a variety of laboratory and field services to help carry out the Integrated Mosquito Management (IMM) program of SLCMAD; responsible for carrying out surveillance for mosquitoes and mosquito-transmitted pathogens; rearing in-house mosquito colonies; leading employees engaged in surveillance work, and assisting with scientific research; will perform/assist with other work and/or tasks as needed or requested; reports to Laboratory Director or Assistant Director. The Biologist is a full-time employee hired on a salaried basis.
QUALIFICATIONS: Must have fundamental knowledge of insect biology, ecology, and importance to public health; demonstrated ability to supervise the work of others and capability to effectively and cooperatively work with superiors, colleagues, academics, and the general public; general computer skills and understanding of databases; must have a valid driver’s license and meet all aspects of the District’s job description (available upon request) for this position.
HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Apply by March 1st, 2023. You will be required to submit both a resume/CV and a completed agency application form. For general questions about the position or the application process, please contact Dr. Greg White, Assistant Director: Greg@SLCMAD.org. You can submit documents via email to Dr. White or other members of SLCMAD leadership.
POSITION: Research Laboratory Technician, Virginia Tech
DESCRIPTION: The successful candidate is expected to support the College of Veterinary Medicine research, teaching, and clinical areas by doing biomedical disease research, with minimal supervision, by initiating and carrying out virology experiments and assays involving nucleic acid sequencing, cell culture, and laboratory animals. The research will focus on mosquito-borne viruses such as Zika virus, West Nile virus, and Usutu virus.
QUALIFICATIONS: BS in microbiology, molecular biology, or equivalent field; previous work experience in a research laboratory setting; previous experience performing virology, molecular, or cellular assays on nucleic acids and proteins such as cell culture or PCR; experience using word processing and spreadsheet software; knowledge of molecular biology and infectious diseases; ability to learn new procedures; ability to work independently, organize and assume responsibility; ability to work with more than one on-going project simultaneously; excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Applications close: January 31, 2023 Eastern Standard Time
POSITION: Staff Research Associate, University of California San Diego
DESCRIPTION: Incumbent will assist in research by performing standard molecular biology techniques (PCR, gel electrophoresis, DNA transformation), conducting behavioral and physiological assays (olfactometer assays, testing environmental stress tolerance), and functional experiments involving transgenesis or CRISPR (making mutant and/or transgenic mosquitoes). Incumbent will also assist the Pl by performing the following duties: order and maintain lab equipment and supplies, maintain cleanliness and safety of lab, prepare buffers and solutions, maintain mosquito colonies, and perform other general lab duties.
QUALIFICATIONS: Theoretical knowledge of molecular, cell, and developmental biology including relevant laboratory techniques gained through a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, and/or equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated experience performing standard and repetitive molecular biology techniques such as RNA and DNA preparation, molecular cloning, gel electrophoresis, PCR, etc. Demonstrated experience with sterile techniques, calculating molarity and dilutions, and preparing buffers, solutions and growth media. Experience operating laboratory equipment, including centrifuges, balances, pH meters. Proven knowledge of principles of basic light microscopy; experience with compound microscopes.
HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Apply online using the link below.
POSITION: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Biology / School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
DESCRIPTION: We seek applicants who are dedicated to serving The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s diverse student body to support the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Program and the PhD in Mathematics and Statistics with Interdisciplinary Applications as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology and/or School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences beginning in the 2023-2024 academic year. The successful applicant will work in areas of computational biology, complex system biology, applied biostatistics, bioinformatics, computer modeling/automata theory, ecology or evolutionary biology, deterministic or stochastic modeling, or organizational biology.
QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in one of the following areas: Biology, Mathematics, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, or related field with demonstrated potential for research productivity and extramural funding is required.
HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Apply using instructions in the link below.
POSITION: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Public Health, UC Merced
DESCRIPTION: The Department of Public Health at the University of California, Merced invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Public Health. The Department’s mission is to promote and protect health in the San Joaquín Valley and the world through our research and the training of the next generation of public health leaders. The Public Health Department has had an approved MSPH and PhD in Public Health since 2017. The next stage in our growth includes the development and implementation of a stand-alone MPH program to meet the public health workforce needs in California’s Central Valley. Our current search is therefore broad, and we seek a colleague with demonstrated excellence in research in any substantive public health area and the skills to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the same. We are specifically interested in scholars with expertise in one or more of the following areas: infectious disease; global health; policy; implementation science; evaluation; and with a quantitative orientation.
QUALIFICATIONS: In order to be considered, candidates must have a PhD or equivalent in Public Health or related field by the anticipated start date.
HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Most recent review date was October 12, 2022. Applications will be accepted until June 30, 2023 if the position has not yet been filled.
POSITION: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Medical Entomology, University of Arizona
DESCRIPTION: The Department of Entomology at the University of Arizona is recruiting a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Medical Entomology. The successful candidate is expected to develop a top-quality, externally funded research program elucidating the biology of arthropods of medical or veterinary importance. Research areas may include, but are not limited to, molecular biology, physiology, ecology, behavior, genomics, modeling, and population genetics.
QUALIFICATIONS: A doctorate in Entomology or a related discipline is required and postdoctoral experience is desirable. Candidates should have demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication, a commitment to increasing diversity and inclusion, high potential to obtain extramural funding, and a strong publication record.
HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Applicant reviews will begin November 30, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.
POSITION: Assistant/Associate Professor Vector Biology / Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
DESCRIPTION: The Department of Entomology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks to hire a Vector Biologist or Ecologist with expertise in arthropods that transmit human and/or zoonotic pathogens, serving a leadership role in the Global Health major, and with the desire to participate in, and contribute to, the research and outreach mission of the MCE-VBD. Research areas that would be appropriate for this position are broadly in the area of vector biology, and may include strengths in arthropod/pathogen interactions at multiple scales (molecular/suborganismal, organismal, population, community, and regional scales), innovative strategies for management and control, and the emergence and transmission of vector-borne infectious disease. Research that incorporates a global health or international component is also desirable.
Postdoctoral / Fellowships
POSITION: Postdoctoral Scientist, Genetics of Insecticide Resistance
DESCRIPTION: Department of Entomology and Center for Vector Biology & Zoonotic Diseases at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (New Haven Campus) are seeking applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist position starting February 2023 to study the genetic basis of insecticide resistance in mosquitoes in the northeastern USA. The research project, funded by the Louis Magnarelli Postdoctoral Fellowship at CAES, will use genomic approaches and experimental evolution to identify the underlying genetics of insecticide resistance in Culex pipiens mosquitoes in the Northeast and establish the potential of these mosquito populations to develop and maintain resistance in the presence/absence of insecticides
HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Interested candidates should submit by email a single PDF document that includes: (1) a cover letter addressing the requirements above, (2) a CV or resume, and (3) the names and contact information for three references (e-mail and phone numbers) to: Dr. Andrea Gloria-Soria (email@example.com).
POSITION: Ph.D. Graduate Student Assistantship – Florida Medical Entomology Lab, Univ. of Florida
DESCRIPTION: We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic candidate for a Ph.D. program in our team (Cynthia Lord’s lab) at the University of Florida, Florida Medical Entomology Lab. The position is available starting in Spring 2023 and the student’s academic department will be Entomology and Nematology. The candidate will work with an interdisciplinary, multi-institution team on ecological interactions in transmission of the Lyme spirochete between ticks and hosts. The project will explore effects of ecological, environmental, and microbial interactions on ticks and microbe transmission using mathematical models. Opportunities to participate in field and laboratory work at partner institutions are planned. Preference will be given to candidates with strong academic performance, excellent communication skills, and experience or demonstrated interest in modeling, mathematics and/or computer programming. Student will be expected to publish findings in peer-reviewed journals and participate in professional meetings.
QUALIFICATIONS: A degree in Entomology, Ecology, Biology, or related field. Interest in ecology, population dynamics and mathematical modeling. Research experience highly desirable.
HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Please submit a CV, a cover letter, and short statement of research interests to Dr Cynthia Lord (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please include contact information of at least two references. Review of applications ongoing and will continue until the position is filled.
POSITION: ORISE Fellowships, Bioinformatics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
DESCRIPTION: Two ORISE Fellowship opportunities are available with the Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch (RZB), Division of Vector-Borne Diseases (DVBD) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) located in Atlanta, Georgia. RZB is responsible for investigations into the pathogenesis, distribution, and control of unique obligate intracellular bacteria from the genera Rickettsia, Anaplasma, Ehrlichia, Orientia, and Coxiella which are transmitted by infected ticks, fleas, lice, and mites. As part of these efforts, RZB has recently implemented a project to expand and improve tick surveillance in the United States through the development and implementation of advanced molecular techniques for pathogen detection and tick species identification for medically important, human-biting ticks.
HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Apply by December 26, 2022.
POSITION: Postdoctoral Associate, Cornell University
DESCRIPTION: The Harrington Lab at Cornell University is seeking a postdoctoral associate to lead efforts in the molecular, proteomic and functional analysis of Ae. aegypti seminal fluid proteins. These efforts include molecular, proteomic and functional analysis of Ae. aegypti seminal fluid proteins. In addition to carrying out research central to this NIH-funded project, and obtaining publishable results, the candidate is expected to take a leadership role in organization of the day-to-day activities of the project and provide some supervision of graduate students and undergraduates.
QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in biology with specific concentration in molecular biology is required. Strong experience in molecular laboratory methods, experience with mosquitoes/insects is desired but not essential. Excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to work in a team environment are required. Outstanding written and communication skills are essential.
HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Interested persons should contact Laura C. Harrington, Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA (email@example.com) or phone 607-255-4475 or Mariana F. Wolner Dept. of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University, (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone 607-254-4801.
POSITION: Postdoctoral Researcher - Public Health - Syracuse University
DESCRIPTION: The postdoctoral scholar will have experience in mosquito laboratory and/or field collections. Expertise desired includes entomology, vector biology, and/or epidemiology. The postdoc will be based in Puerto Rico. Spanish proficiency is required.
QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in vector biology, entomology, epidemiology, or public health. Experience in laboratory and/or field studies of mosquito populations. Proficiency in Spanish. Position based in Puerto Rico. Travel to scientific conferences is expected.
HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Open until filled. Apply online using link below.
POSITION: Two Postdoctoral Positions, Medical & Veterinary Entomology, University of Tennessee
DESCRIPTION: The Trout Fryxell lab at the University of Tennessee is seeking two postdoctoral associates to lead efforts on the prevention, detection, & response to the Asian longhorned tick and Theileria orientalis Ikeda in the region. Positions will ideally begin in Jan/Feb 2023. The posdoctoral associates will primarily be responsible for preventing and detecting the movement of Asian longhorned ticks (Haemaphysalis longicornis) and its associated cattle pathogen (Theileria orientalis Ikeda) in the region; although, a One Health approach will be used.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a PhD at the time of start in a field connected to entomology, animal science, veterinary sciences, parasitology, microbiology, molecular biology, epidemiology, or similar disciplines.
HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Applications should include A cover letter, which indicates your goals, the skills you have learned and can teach someone as well as the skills you desire to learn and/or improve upon; An updated CV (please include links to previously published manuscripts); and List of three references with emails (letters are not necessary).
POSITION: Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Virus-Vector Interactions
DESCRIPTION: A Postdoctoral Scientist position is available at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station funded through a NIH award investigating arbovirus-mosquito interactions and the impact of multiple mosquito blood meals on vector competence. Individuals are expected to undertake fundamental cellular, molecular and organismal biological studies pertinent to the aims of the project. In addition, we are seeking a highly creative and independent individual that will be able to identify new and interesting research directions stemming from these studies and pursue post-doctoral funding opportunities.
QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant field (virology, microbiology, or vector biology).
HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Interested persons should submit electronic copies of: (1) a letter of application specifically addressing how the applicant meets the job requirements as listed above, especially experience in the stated fields, and including a statement of career goals, (2) a CV, and (3) contact information for at least three references; incomplete applications will not be considered. Send to Dr. Doug Brackney, Department of Environmental Sciences, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, 123 Huntington Street, P. O. Box 1106, New Haven, CT 06504. email@example.com.
POSITION: Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Mosquito Population Genetics, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station & Yale University
DESCRIPTION: The postdoctoral researcher will lead the effort to characterize the genetic diversity across the ancestral range of Ae. aegypti, address questions of demography and population structure, and identifying putative sources of admixture in the region, using large genomic datasets. Depending on your personal interests and skills, projects on genome evolution, molecular evolution, behavioral genetics and ecological genomics are also possible. This position is available in Summer or early Fall 2022, with a flexible start time. Although this is a joint position between CAES and Yale, appointment will be done through Yale University. Funding is available for two years with a possible extension for up to three years depending on performance and funding. This position is NIH-funded.
QUALIFICATIONS: We seek an independent and motivated candidate with experience in molecular genetics, genomics, nextgeneration sequencing data, and bioinformatics, that will be able to identify new and interesting research directions stemming from these studies. A PhD in evolutionary biology, genetics, bioinformatics, or a related field is required. Background in population genetics and with analysis of large-scale genomic data is needed. Basic molecular biology wet lab skills are desired (DNA extraction, PCR). The applicant should have strong written and oral communication skills, critical thinking and the ability to work independently and in collaboration with others. No previous experience in mosquitoes is required.
HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Send 1) a cover letter describing your interest and experience, 2) CV, and 3) a list of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. We encourage candidates with backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in STEM to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Additional information about our research can be found at: https://andreagloriasoria.wordpress.com
Professional Development & Training Opportunities
eCornell Online Program in the Biology of Mosquitoes, Ticks, and Other Disease-Causing Arthropods
The Cornell Department of Entomology has partnered with eCornell to provide a 4-week online training program on the biology of arthropods — both insects and related forms — that impact human health. You will explore the fascinating biology, behaviors, and disease-transmission processes of a range of organisms, with special emphasis on the most important groups, including ticks and mosquitoes. You will also learn about specific diseases associated with these vectors that can be passed on to humans. The course is appropriate for those working in healthcare and vector-borne disease control, those who train and supervise outdoor workers, and will also be useful for students of vector biology who may not have access to other courses on this topic. $399 total cost. Enrollment discounts may be available. This course has been approved for 28 contact hours of continuing education with the National Environmental Health Association.
Visit the course page for information on the next course cohort.
eCornell Online Program in Vector-Borne Disease Surveillance
The Cornell Department of Entomology has partnered with eCornell to provide a 4-week online training program to help you understand the tools, methodology, and best practices for the surveillance of arthropod vectors, including ticks and mosquitoes. You will gain the knowledge and resources necessary to design an effective vector surveillance program in your local jurisdiction. The course is intended to train and create a network of public health practitioners, from a variety of backgrounds, in entomology and in the approaches, techniques, and skills required for effective surveillance programs. $399 total cost. Enrollment discounts may be available. This course has been approved for 28 contact hours of continuing education with the National Environmental Health Association.
Visit the course page for information on the next course cohort.
American Mosquito Control Association e-Modules
The e-modules cover basic mosquito biology, surveillance and control with an emphasis on Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus
Biology of Vector-Borne Diseases Six-Day Course
The University of Idaho Institute for Health in the Human Ecosystem is hosting its annual Biology of Vector-borne Diseases six-day course, Monday through Saturday, June 12-17, 2023, on the UI campus in Moscow, Idaho. This course provides accessible, condensed training and “knowledge networking” for advanced graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, new faculty, and current professionals to ensure competency in basic biology and cutting-edge knowledge for U.S. and global vector-borne diseases of plants, animals, and humans. Applications will be reviewed starting December 1, 2022, and applicants will be notified of their acceptance for the course in spring 2023.
Certification in Public Health Entomology
The Midwest Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases (MCE-VBD) is offering a certificate in Public Health Entomology to recognize and provide basic skills related to the surveillance and management of mosquito- and tick-borne diseases. The certification process is open to anyone affiliated with MCE-VBD partner organizations with interest in developing skills in vector-borne disease surveillance and control.
CDC Learning Tools for Health Care Providers
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide web-based continuing medical educational (CME) resources for health care providers on Lyme disease diagnosis and treatment, as well as other tickborne diseases.
DODD Short Courses
The FMCA’s Dodd Short Courses will be held virtually (Introduction to Mosquito Control course only) January 24th – 28th and in-person (all other courses) January 31st – February 3rd. Online registration deadline is January 21, 2022.
Entomological Society of America Certification Programs
The Entomological Society of America Certification Corporation offers two certification programs for professionals who work with insects:
- Board Certified Entomologist - program for professional entomologists with degrees in entomology or a closely-related field
- Associate Certified Entomologist - program for pest management professionals with strong training and experience in insect-related work, but without academic training required of professional entomologists
- Public Health Entomologist (PHE) Certificate - program for pest management professionals who work with pests that pose a health risk
Entomological Society of America Professional Advancement Career Training (PACT) Initiative
Graduate Students and Postdocs in Entomology: Are you looking for tools and training to make yourself stand out as you look for the next step in your career? ESA’s new Professional Advancement Career Training (PACT) Initiative will help you develop the leadership capacity and “soft skills” sought after in today’s highly collaborative work environments—both within and beyond academia.
Join us in 2021 for a six-month program that will guide you in identifying your current areas of strength and opportunities for growth. Each month of the program will focus on a unique theme in leadership and soft-skill development. Applications for 2021 are now closed.
EPA Integrated Pest Management Webinars
The EPA Center for Integrated Pest Management hosts a yearly webinar series featuring experts from across the country relaying educational and practical strategies for establishing and improving integrated pest management programs in your facilities and environments.
Global Vector Hub: Directory of Medical Entomology Courses
TDR has supported the development of a Global Atlas of Medical Entomology Schooling (GAMES), which lists a total of 126 medical entomology courses offered both on-campus and through distance learning in 32 countries across all WHO regions, covering seven languages. For each course, session dates, course outline, fees, language of instruction and responsible managers are listed.
Follow the link below to gain access to the directory. Please register on Global Vector Hub.
Mosquito Training Course for Pest Managers
The Southeastern Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases, along with partners in the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, is pleased to announce a new online course in mosquito training for pest managers. Participants who complete the 11 modules in the course will learn to identify and understand the mosquitoes of major importance in the urban environment, their life cycles, the general methods of control, personal protective equipment required for safe insecticide application, and the laws and regulations governing mosquito control for the urban pest management industry.
NACCHO’s Practical Guide to Building Local Mosquito Control Capacity
The National Association of County and City Health Officials and its vector control workgroup members identified the need for a focused, practical guide to help local health departments build new local mosquito control programs or enhance existing capabilities in the core competencies.
NEHA Vectors & Pests Webinars
The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) produces open-access webinars to improve the capacity of environmental health to identify and understand emerging vectors found in the United States. The NEHA Vector & Pests Webinars page provides up-to-date information on vector control topics and resources used to protect the public of the transmission of vector-borne diseases.
Online Tick Training Course
The CDC Southeastern Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases has developed an online tick training course, now available! This course is an introduction to ticks, tick-borne diseases, and tick control for employees in the urban pest management industry, public health entomologists, and anyone interested in learning more about ticks. This self-paced course is eligibile for 2 FDACS CEUs.
Pesticide Safety Education Program, Distance Learning Center
Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Pesticide Safety Education Program (CCE-PSEP), is a federally-mandated program that has been a nationally-recognized leader in pesticide safety education for over 40 years. Their mission is to promote the safe use of pesticides to help reduce risks to applicators, consumers, and the environment. PSEP provides pesticide certification and training throughout New York state and serves as an unbiased source of pesticide information for applicators, researchers and the general public.These courses often carry continuing education credits accepted by New York, Vermont, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and West Virginia. Available courses include toxicity of pesticides, insect biocontrol, integrated tick management, introduction to developing IPM strategies, and more.
Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals (VCEHP)
A no-cost 11-course learning series developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and partners. Program emphasized the use of integrated pest management (IPM) to address public health pests and vectors that spread disease.
Additional Career Websites
American Mosquito Control Association
American Public Health Association
American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene
Entomological Society of America
Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California
National Association of County and City Health Officials
New Jersey Mosquito Control Association
Regional Centers of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases
Society for Vector Ecology
Texas A&M University Entomology Job Board